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Celebrating the two hundredth Anniversaries of The Birth of Baha'u'llah and The Bab

In 2017 Baha'is around the world will celebrate the two hundredth anniversary of the Birth of Baha'u'llah. Then in 2019 they will celebrate the two hundredth anniversary of the Birth of the Bab. This journal will contain poems and prose inspired by these two anniversaries. In addition, I will include thoughts and poems inspired by the scriptures revealed by Baha'u'llah and the Bab.

Before Naw-Ruz of 2015, the Baha'i or Badi calendar "was synchronized to the Gregorian calendar".1 After Naw-Ruz of 2015, the date of the vernal equinox was established as the birthplace of Baha'u'llah which unlocked the Baha'i calendar from the Gregorian calendar.2 Because of this the dates of the celebrations are now calculated according to the Baha'i/Badi calendar instead of the Gregorian calendar which was the case before Naw-Ruz 2015.

Twin Holy Days
Celebrated on the fist and second day following the eight new moon after Naw-Ruz

The Celebration of the Birth of the Báb occurred on October 21, 2017.
The Bicentenary of the Birth of the Báb will occur on October 29, 2019
Born: 1 Muharram 1235 AH - 20 October 1819
The Bicentenary Celebration of the Birth of Bahá'u'lláh occurred on October 22, 2017
The Celebration of the Birth of Bahá'u'lláh will occur on October 30, 2019
Born: 2 Muharram 1233 AH - 12 November 1817

Centenary of the Ascension of 'Abdu'l-Baha

More information as 2021 progresses.

Links to Articles
Articles in the Huffington Post

Baha’is Prepare for Bicentennial in 2017   By Shastri Purushotma (December 30, 2016)
Baha’is To Celebrate “Twin Holy Days” For First Time Worldwide   By Shastri Purushotma (November 5, 2015)
200 Years Since His Birth: Who Is Bahá’u’lláh?  by Genevieve Seri (September 9. 2017)

Articles in Baha'i Chronicles

Articles in Beyond Foreignness
200 Articles in 200 Days for the 200th Anniversary of Bahá’u’lláh’s Birth  
by Michael Curtotti

The Short Obligatory Prayer
Revealed by Bahá'u'lláh

"I bear witness, O my God, that Thou hast created me to know Thee and to worship Thee. I testify, at this moment, to my powerlessness and to Thy might, to my poverty and to Thy wealth.
There is none other God but Thee, the Help in Peril, the Self-Subsisting."

Prayers and Meditations by Bahá’u’lláh, CLXXXI

The Remover of Difficulties
Revealed by The Bab

"Is there any Remover of difficulties save God? Say: Praised be God! He is God! All are His servants and all abide by His bidding!"
Selections from the Writings of the Báb

Prayer for America
Revealed by 'Abdu'l-Baha

"O Thou kind Lord! This gathering is turning to Thee. These hearts are radiant with Thy love. These minds and spirits are exhilarated by the message of Thy glad-tidings. O God! Let this American democracy become glorious in spiritual degrees even as it has aspired to material degrees, and render this just government victorious. Confirm this revered nation to upraise the standard of the oneness of humanity, to promulgate the Most Great Peace, to become thereby most glorious and praiseworthy among all the nations of the world. O God! This American nation is worthy of Thy favors and is deserving of Thy mercy. Make it precious and near to Thee through Thy bounty and bestowal."
Baha'i Prayers

1  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bah%C3%A1%27%C3%AD_calendar
2  ibid

God's Love: To 'Abdu'l-Baha
March 6, 2021 at 8:02pm
God's Love: To 'Abdu'l-Baha Love conquers all-- no matter what the problem-- refers to God's love for humanity. 'Abdu'l-Baha-- the Servant of Baha-- expressed God's love for the human race by making his life and actions a prayer to the All-Glorious Creator. {dropnote:"Poet's Note:"}This is poem #10 of the 100 I'm writing for the Centenary Celebration of the Ascension of 'Abdu'l-Baha. ... [Read more]
Search for Truth: To 'Abdu'l-Baha
February 22, 2021 at 5:20pm
Search for Truth: To 'Abdu'l-Baha "Search for truth. Seek the realities in all religions. Put aside all superstitions. Many of us do not realize the Reality of all Religions." 'Abdi'-Baha{footnote:#} 'Abdu'l-Baha in London, pages 61-62. Search for truth, the first teaching of Baha'u'llah, guides seekers on their spiritual quest. Search for truth! Don't depend on someone else's knowledge or opinion, and put behind you t... [Read more]
Glad Tidings: To 'Abdu'l-Baha
February 20, 2021 at 11:01pm
Glad Tidings: To 'Abdu'l-Baha "Glad tidings! Glad tidings! The Morn of Guidance hath dawned." 'Abdu'l-Baha,{footnote:#} Additional Tablets, Extracts and Talks {footnote:#}{link:www.bahai.org/r/109426847} G ood news he brought from across the sea, L ight he shed on divine unity, A nd America's spiritual destiny. D aily his actions exceeded his words. T oday, his example we try to follow, I n our attempts to proclaim God's Cause. D... [Read more]
Service to Humanity: To 'Abdu'l-Baha
February 11, 2021 at 4:10pm
Service to Humanity: To 'Abdu'l-Baha "In every century a particular and central theme is, in accordance with the requirements of that century, confirmed by God. In this illumined age that which is confirmed is the oneness of the world of humanity. Every soul who serveth this oneness will undoubtedly be assisted and confirmed." 'Abdu'l-Baha{footnote:#}Quoted in Star of the West The Perfect Exemplar he served the oneness of humanity in all he did and... [Read more]

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